The Girl Who Fought Napoleon

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Linda Lafferty

Narrated By: Kathleen Gati

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2016

Duration: 12 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

In a sweeping story straight out of Russian history, Tsar Alexander I and a courageous girl named Nadezhda Durova join forces against Napoleon.

It's 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother's footsteps. Nadya's a horsewoman, not a housewife. After Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home.

Both Nadya and Alexander defy expectations-she as a heroic fighter and he as a spiritual seeker-while the battles of Austerlitz, Friedland, Borodino, and Smolensk rage on.

In a captivating tale that brings Durova's memoirs to life, from bloody battlefields to glittering palaces, two rebels dare to break free of their expected roles and discover themselves in the process.

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  • Chris W.

    Beautifully written and narrarated. I was completely amazed and impressed by the main character. I could never have done what she did - such courage.

  • Donna O\'Neil

    I loved this book. The characters were awesome. I was a little confused about the parallel stories of the heroine and the Tsar. The ending was certainly a twist and explained many of the events of the story, but left the reader with more unanswered questions.